Your future career in natural sciences

We want you to make your career impact after your graduation. In today’s competitive job market, you need to do more than just graduate – you’ll also need practical knowledge of your field, access to industry connections and work experience.

We want to inspire and challenge you to be a confident, active learner so that you’ll be the difference in standing out to employers. The University of Stirling consistently earns five QS Stars for employability, with 96% of our graduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2020-21, HESA).

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Preparing you for work

We work with business to make sure our courses integrate modern practical experience. As part of your study we offer organisation-linked research projects, internships and networking opportunities.

We also arrange a host of additional activities such as career days and business engagement events to prepare you for your career. We organise business leaders to give lectures and talks that’ll give you real insight into how your degree is applied in a working world.

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Studying abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to enhance your skills and experience. Our international links give our students the global opportunities to stand out in a crowded job market.

Global study opportunities
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Working with business

Accelerating your career is not just about achieving the right academic results. You’ll increase your employability by using the expertise we taught you to help an organisation. 

Find out how you can gain real-world experience through our consultancy project opportunities.

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Getting involved

Clubs and societies

There are many opportunities to enhance your employability while you study at Stirling. The University’s clubs and societies in natural sciences include biology, computing and psychology.

Getting involved in club activities such as the Computing Society’s StirHack programming hackathon, volunteering or participating in other University activities shows a positive attitude and flair needed for your career.

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Five-star rating

for Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Research, Facilities, Programme Strength, Environmental Impact

QS Stars University Ratings 2024

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